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    • Nice work on the review. I looked at it a while ago.

      But I've been using Photoshop since V1.1 and I just prefer working in PSD to Lightroom.

      If I *had* to use Lightroom I'd be all over that Deck.

    • Very interesting @Vilen - I know nothing about this device, but it seems to offer physical knobs and buttons for on screen sliders of the basic editing sliders. I also see a Color/BW knob - is this for choosing the color profile for each image?

      The ability to edit in full screen is quite appealing, although I can see full screen images fairly quickly by pressing the F key currently.

      Does it offer a means to alter the Luminosity Curve and and its RGB values?

      Does it offer the various Adjustment Brushes with the Color and Luminosity Range controls also? I looked for these but did not see knobs for either of them, or am I just a noob who over looked them? How do you alter your brush sizes?

      Can you use the LoupDeck on files that you ship out Photoshop for selective editing too? Or do you need to switch to a keyboard for that?

      I do appreciate the time crunch for event shooters who need to provide a large number of final images very quickly - controlled lighting and jpgs to the rescue for some of them....

      We have chatted briefly about the frustrations with LR with many large files, - I suspect many of my delays are with some drive activity in the background when I see the colored beach ball I can hear my Promise Raid huffing in the background doing something - not sure what, since my external Adobe editing drive space is on my 1 Tb boot SSD

    • Great review, Vilen. I don’t know how I spend so much time in photography and yet I had never heard of a Loupedeck. I’m still having problems envisioning how cropping works but it sounds like they figured it out.

      I’ve been watching reviews of the new CT version on YouTube. Seems smaller because they made several buttons electronic and thus more quickly switchable to different functions.

      I’m a heavy user of Premier and I can see how this would simplify life. A lot.

    • I’m struggling to understand how I’d use it much with Photoshop but I’m buying a CT, so I’ll find out. Maybe I just lack vision. The killer tool with Photoshop, in my opinion, is a Wacom tablet.

    • Loupedeck + works in Photoshop. It may not be as customizable or robust as the Loupedeck CT but here are the things you could do with it in the Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop (info from their site):

      - Categorize images with stars and colors

      - Faster navigation – no need to search panels and functions

      - Easily run smart filters with Loupedeck+’s configurable buttons

      - Color correct images using HSL scrolls that work seamlessly with Adobe’s HSL-adjustments tab

      - Fine tune your images with tone curves, details (sharpening, noise reduction), split toning, lens corrections, effects (vignette, grain) and use camera calibration to fix tones

      - Edit raw images effortlessly with Loupedeck+’s simplified workflow

      - Quick, clear and simple navigation between Camera Raw’s complex panels

      - Make quick and easy color, shading and other adjustments with just the turn of a knob

      - Greatly improves the editing workflow for Photoshop usersBoost raw images with Loupedeck+ before editing them fully with Photoshop

    • Great questions @Pathfinder. Let me see if I can answer them to the best of my knowledge:

      I also see a Color/BW knob - is this for choosing the color profile for each image?

      The Color / BW button turns the photo into a Black and White, so you can quickly see what it will look like. You can then also play with scroll wheels for each color channel to boost certain tones like skin or darken the sky.

      Does it offer a means to alter the Luminosity Curve and and its RGB values?

      Dedicated knobs for adjusting highlights, shadows and blacks already change the shape of the luminosity curve (as far as I understand). You could turn on the button for editing Hue, Saturation or Luminosity, which works per specific color channel. Am I understanding your question correctly?

      Does it offer the various Adjustment Brushes with the Color and Luminosity Range controls also? I looked for these but did not see knobs for either of them, or am I just a noob who over looked them? How do you alter your brush sizes?

      Yes you can use Adjustment Brushes right on the Loupedeck+ by pressing an L1. When brush mode is activated the Control Dial is used for adjusting the size of the brush while the D1 controls the feathering.

      Can you use the LoupDeck on files that you ship out Photoshop for selective editing too? Or do you need to switch to a keyboard for that?

      I haven't used it in Photoshop, but I would imagine that it would work since it already supports editing in Photoshop directly.

      I found Loupedeck+ Manual to be incredibly useful for discovering hidden shortcuts and tips.

    • Yes, thank you for the link to the manual - adjustment brushes are available

      BUT - Loupedeck supports Lightroom version 6 and Lightroom Classic CC v 7.4 or higher, BUT Cloud Based Lightroom CC is not supported. -

      Took me a minute to parse Adobe's naming system , but the web based LR mobile is not supported, but standard subscription based Lightroom CC Classic is supported. Correct?

      Interresting device, Loupedeck +. It might grow on me yet. Christmas is coming...

    • For video editing Loupedeck CT makes more sense even though it is double the price. Each hour saved in productivity is worth it. I didn’t get a Loupedeck CT only because I need it for the Lightroom and occasional Photoshop edits. @Chris I would recommend the CT for you too.

    • it looks great, intuitive to use, if only I was stationary I would be all over it...a little too big for my lifestyle sadly.

      Love the idea of being able to edit in a full screen

    • I bought the CT directly from their website. Easy order, free shipping, no tax collected.

      I really like that they went with electronic buttons for the ones that change between apps.

    • Thanks for the detailed review, and this specific bit would be great with my Surface with its' 3:2 screen especially since I could take off the keyboard as well.

      Also I'm always trying to find alternative input devices that work better with my hands which has me excited about this. I just don't know how the knobs would be VS a keyboard and mouse (which are a literal pain) so I'll have to ask around locally to see if someone has one I could try out.

    • It looks so portable and light! I can see this Loupedeck CT when traveling inside my camera or a laptop bag, and I wouldn't consider bringing the Loupedeck+ with me to the shoots unless it is required.

      You can swipe on the clock dial to see more functions. It is a hidden feature that isn't super obvious.

    • For some reason, I just can't get my Mac to recognize it, and it freezes. I've given up a couple of times but now I'm thinking maybe it's because I have a third party keyboard because the butterfly keyboard on my MacBook Pro sucks. I'll try again tonight.

    • wow! This is so great. Wish I could justify buying it because it looks like such a breeze to play with. Guessing it doesn't make LR any faster - but I can totally see the appeal of editing full screen and culling quickly. What a difference it would make for any wedding shooter!!

    • Sorry I missed this & glad to see you here. Happy New Year!

      wanna borrow my Loupedeck & give it a spin? I’d love to know what you think. We weren’t able to get it to work on my Mac.